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POSTED ON Wednesday, 05.08.2013 / 12:30 PM

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On May 8, 1997

The Wings record 73 shots on goal, 28 in overtime, as they defeat the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, 3-2, in double overtime to advance to the conference finals.

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POSTED ON Wednesday, 05.08.2013 / 12:00 PM

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After a big Game 4 win on Monday featuring some overtime heroics, the Detroit Red Wings head back to Anaheim looking to take a pivotal Game 5 and bring the series home within one win of moving on.

The Wings and Ducks have alternated victories in this series without either team able to build enough momentum to win back-to-back games. Anaheim won Games 1 and 3. Detroit won Games 2 and 4.

"I concur with that but I'm a believer that's how the playoffs are," Babcock said. "You just keep playing and you take them one at a time, the highs and lows of it. There's huge highs and huge lows, that's just the playoffs each and every year. One minute you think, 'Oh, my God we're never winning!' and the next minute you think you're going to win the series."

Welcome to the Detroit Red Wings Game Day Blog, where you can get behind-the-scenes information, thoughts from players and staff, and up-to-date news on anything and everything Red Wings on game day.

You can watch tonight's 10:00 PM game on Fox Sports Detroit, FS-D+ or NBCSN, or TSN/RDS for our Canadian viewers, or tune in on 97.1 The Ticket.

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POSTED ON Monday, 05.06.2013 / 11:50 PM


Damien Brunner’s OT Game Winner
Jonas Hiller shuts the door on the breakaway but Damien Brunner fires home the rebound to give the Red Wings the overtime victory.

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POSTED ON Monday, 05.06.2013 / 11:40 PM


After 15 minutes of sudden death overtime, Damien Brunner brought the fans and the team from their seats beating Jonas Hiller on a rebound to win it for Detroit, 3-2!

Thanks for tuning in to our Game Day Blog...tune in Wednesday when we head back to Anaheim!

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POSTED ON Monday, 05.06.2013 / 11:30 PM


Stars of the Game powered by Ram Trucks are...

1. Damien Brunner (GWG)

2. Pavel Datsyuk (1 Goal)

3. Jimmy Howard (31 SV, .939 SV%)

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POSTED ON Monday, 05.06.2013 / 6:45 PM


Danny DeKeyser
Darren Helm
Drew Miller
DeKeyser
(Thumb)
Helm
(Back)
Miller
(Hand)
Jordin Tootoo
Ian White
Carlo Colaiacovo
Tootoo
(Healthy Scratch)
White
(Healthy Scratch)
Colaiacovo
(Healthy Scratch)

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POSTED ON Monday, 05.06.2013 / 6:15 PM
Henrik Zetterberg
Pavel Datsyuk
Mikael Samuelsson
Johan Franzen
Valtteri Filppula
Daniel Cleary
Gustav Nyquist
Joakim Andersson
Damien Brunner
Todd Bertuzzi
Cory Emmerton
Patrick Eaves
Niklas Kronwall
Jonathan Ericsson
 
Kyle Quincey
Brendan Smith
 
Brian Lashoff
Jakub Kindl
 
Jimmy Howard
   

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POSTED ON Monday, 05.06.2013 / 5:50 PM

Comerica Bank Game Day Preview - Anaheim
Anaheim Ducks vs.
Detroit Red Wings

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POSTED ON Monday, 05.06.2013 / 1:30 PM

Gustav Nyquist takes a shot on black ace Jake Paterson. (Photo by Kevin Wilson/Detroit Red Wings)


Abdelkader
Justin Abdelkader spoke briefly on his hit on Toni Lydman that led to his suspension for Game 4.

“I want to reiterate that there was no intent to injure. I don’t mean to injure anyone, put anyone at harm. I have respect for every one of the players in this league...I play a hard game, I play physical. Things happen really fast out there.”
-Justin Abdelkader told Ansar Khan

Abdelkader
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Abdelkader
“I hope he’s back right away and he’s not injured. It’s an
unfortunate play.”
- Justin Abdelkader told Ansar Khan

Mikael Samuelsson will play up with Datsyuk and Zetterberg in
place of Abby tonight.

Samuelsson

Bertuzzi
Todd Bertuzzi will return to the lineup and play on fourth line
with Eaves and Emmerton.

Brian Lashoff is in tonight, and will be paired with Jakub Kindl.

Lashoff

Howard
Jimmy Howard will make his 19th straight start tonight.

Jonas Hiller is in goal for the Ducks.

Hiller

Lydman
Toni Lydman will not play tonight due to neck pain and migraines.

Sheldon Souray will return to the Ducks' blue line in place of Lydman.

Souray

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POSTED ON Monday, 05.06.2013 / 12:30 PM


Find Ways to Score
- Get to the front of the net, in the dirty areas, retrieve rebounds to get second and third scoring chances. The team has to find a way to get inside on Anaheim.

Stay Out of the Box - Penalties really hurt Detroit last game. Given that Anaheim’s Power Play is one of the best in the playoffs so far, the best way to kill penalties is to not take them at all.

Get Solid Goaltending - Jimmy Howard needs to have a good game tonight and the team needs to play well in front of him. Defense usually is key to winning in the playoffs, so it’s important to get good D tonight.

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